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Thursday, March 12, 2009 (No. 29)


Private Members' Business

Items in the Order of Precedence

No. 1
C-291 — February 5, 2009 — Mr. St-Cyr (Jeanne-Le Ber) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (coming into force of sections 110, 111 and 171).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — March 9, 2009
No. 2
M-277 — January 29, 2009 — Mr. Bernier (Beauce) — That Standing Order 89 be amended by deleting the words “and of second reading of a private Member’s public bill originating in the Senate”; and Standing Order 86.2(2) be amended by deleting the words “a Senate public bill or”.
No. 3
C-280 — February 2, 2009 — Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-280, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (qualification for and entitlement to benefits).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — March 9, 2009
Statement by Speaker regarding Royal Recommendation — February 25, 2009 (See Debates).
No. 4
C-302 — February 10, 2009 — Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-302, An Act to recognize the injustice that was done to persons of Italian origin through their “enemy alien” designation and internment during the Second World War, and to provide for restitution and promote education on Italian-Canadian history.
No. 5
C-201 — January 26, 2009 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-201, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (deletion of deduction from annuity).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — January 26, 2009
Statement by Speaker regarding Royal Recommendation — February 25, 2009 (See Debates).
No. 6
C-232 — January 26, 2009 — Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages).
No. 7
M-297 — February 10, 2009 — Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should give direct assistance to artists by increasing the annual budget of the Canada Council for the Arts to $300 million and should roll back the cuts it announced in the cultural sector and restore funding for the following programs to their fiscal 2008-2009 levels: Arts Promotion Program, Trade Routes, National Training Program for the Film and Video Sector, New Media Research Networks Fund, Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, Canada Feature Film Fund and Canadian Music Memories Program.
No. 8
C-288 — February 5, 2009 — Ms. Deschamps (Laurentides—Labelle) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-288, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions).
No. 9
C-306 — February 10, 2009 — Ms. Guay (Rivière-du-Nord) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-306, An Act respecting the use of government contracts to promote economic development.
No. 10
C-301 — February 9, 2009 — Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-301, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act (registration of firearms).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) and Mr. Hoback (Prince Albert) — February 9, 2009
Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce), Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake) and Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) — February 10, 2009
Mrs. Davidson (Sarnia—Lambton), Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), Mr. Calkins (Wetaskiwin), Mr. Moore (Fundy Royal), Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), Mr. Uppal (Edmonton—Sherwood Park), Mr. Rickford (Kenora), Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North), Mr. Trost (Saskatoon—Humboldt), Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), Mr. Warkentin (Peace River) and Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) — February 11, 2009
Ms. Hoeppner (Portage—Lisgar) — February 12, 2009
No. 11
C-304 — February 10, 2009 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — March 2, 2009
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — March 9, 2009
Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — March 10, 2009
No. 12
C-300 — March 3, 2009 — On or after Wednesday, March 25, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), seconded by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), — That Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas in Developing Countries, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 13
M-287 — February 5, 2009 — Mrs. DeBellefeuille (Beauharnois—Salaberry) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with its North American partners to promptly pursue a North American cap-and-trade market with absolute greenhouse gas emission targets based on scientific knowledge, using 1990 as the base year.
No. 14
M-288 — February 5, 2009 — Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reconsider its decision to eliminate the funding channelled through the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec to non-profit bodies active in the economic development sector, and reinstate their funding.
No. 15
C-307 — February 10, 2009 — Mr. Paquette (Joliette) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Official Languages of Bill C-307, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (Charter of the French Language) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
No. 16
C-309 — February 10, 2009 — Mr. Rota (Nipissing—Timiskaming) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-309, An Act to establish the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Northern Ontario.
Statement by Speaker regarding Royal Recommendation — February 25, 2009 (See Debates).
No. 17
M-284 — February 4, 2009 — Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should implement a program to reduce the effort on the Atlantic Lobster Fishery to ensure a viable industry for future generations with a lobster license retirement plan, and provide adequate funding to remove a number of lobster fleets from the water by cancelling licenses.
No. 18
M-298 — February 10, 2009 — Mr. Russell (Labrador) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work co-operatively with the governments of the territories and of the seven provinces which constitute the Provincial North, and with Aboriginal and local governments in these regions, to develop a strategy to improve transportation and other vital public infrastructure.
No. 19
C-279 — February 2, 2009 — Mr. Allen (Welland) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-279, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (amounts not included in earnings).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — February 9, 2009
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — March 9, 2009
Statement by Speaker regarding Royal Recommendation — February 25, 2009 (See Debates).
No. 20
M-299 — February 25, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Trudeau (Papineau), seconded by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), — That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities be instructed to consider the introduction in Canada of a national voluntary service policy for young people by analyzing existing programs and using the work done by the Voluntary Sector Initiative in 2003 as its point of departure; by holding public hearings; and by presenting a report to the House no later than October 2009 that would contain among other things a review of similar policies in the rest of the world and a summary of the evidence heard;

And of the amendment of Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie), seconded by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “October 2009” with the words “November 16, 2009”.

Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 21
C-241 — February 26, 2009 — On or after Friday, March 13, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Ouellet (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mrs. Beaudin (Saint-Lambert), — That Bill C-241, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — January 26, 2009
Statement by Speaker regarding Royal Recommendation — February 25, 2009 (See Debates).
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 22
C-268 — February 27, 2009 — On or after Monday, March 23, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia), — That Bill C-268, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentence for offences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen years), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings) and Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — February 23, 2009
Mr. Warkentin (Peace River), Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), Mr. Uppal (Edmonton—Sherwood Park), Ms. Cadman (Surrey North) and Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells) — February 24, 2009
Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni), Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country), Mr. Richards (Wild Rose) and Mr. Hiebert (South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale) — February 25, 2009
Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East), Mr. Wallace (Burlington), Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) and Ms. Hoeppner (Portage—Lisgar) — February 26, 2009
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 23
M-276 — March 2, 2009 — On or after Tuesday, March 24, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mrs. Mendes (Brossard—La Prairie), seconded by Ms. Dhalla (Brampton—Springdale), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should provide Service Canada with a mandate to offer full passport services at all of its regional offices throughout Canada;

And of the amendment of Mrs. Beaudin (Saint-Lambert), seconded by Mr. Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “all” and substituting the following:

“service centres in Canada and follow through on its commitment made on September 4, 2008, to add new receiving sites for passport applications”;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie), seconded by Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), — That the amendment be amended by adding after the words “service centres” the following:

“and all international border communities”.

Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 24
M-295 — February 10, 2009 — Mr. Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should increase its support of Canada’s renewable energy sector, allow our country to participate in the worldwide effort to develop renewable energy sources and enlist Canada as a full member of the International Renewable Energy Agency.
No. 25
C-311 — March 4, 2009 — On or after Thursday, March 26, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), seconded by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), — That Bill C-311, An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — March 2, 2009
Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona) — March 3, 2009
Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — March 4, 2009
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 26
C-310 — March 5, 2009 — On or after Friday, March 27, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), seconded by Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), — That Bill C-310, An Act to Provide Certain Rights to Air Passengers, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Casey (Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley) — March 3, 2009
Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam), Mr. Allen (Welland), Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Ms. Ashton (Churchill), Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), Mr. Harris (St. John's East), Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), Ms. Leslie (Halifax), Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre) and Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown) — March 4, 2009
Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) and Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — March 5, 2009
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 27
C-273 — March 6, 2009 — On or after Monday, March 30, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Masse (Windsor West), seconded by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), — That Bill C-273, An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (right to repair), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 28
M-283 — March 9, 2009 — On or after Tuesday, March 31, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should act immediately to implement the measures of the Advisory Group report "National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Canadian Extractive Industry in Developing Countries" by creating, in an appropriate legal framework and with the funds needed, an independent ombudsman office with the power to receive and investigate complaints.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 29
M-300 — March 10, 2009 — On or after Wednesday, April 1, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mrs. Thi Lac (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), seconded by Ms. Demers (Laval), — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should as soon as possible introduce a bill providing: a 110 dollar monthly increase in the guaranteed income supplement paid to pensioners; the continuation of the payment, for a period of six months, of the old age security pension and supplement to a person whose spouse or common-law partner has died; automatic registration for people 65 entitled to the guaranteed income supplement; full retroactivity of the guaranteed income supplement for seniors who have been short-changed.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 30
M-294 — March 11, 2009 — On or after Thursday, April 2, 2009 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. Faille (Vaudreuil-Soulanges), seconded by Mr. Desnoyers (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should introduce in the House, no later than October 15, 2009, a bill to amend the Canada Labour Code to prohibit the use of replacement workers in labour disputes falling under the jurisdiction of the federal government while at the same time ensuring that essential services are maintained.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).

Items outside the Order of Precedence

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